New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Approves Tuition Increase For the 2002-2003 Academic Year

NEWARK, July 25- New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Board of Trustees approved a $200 per semester tuition increase for all full-time undergraduate students for the upcoming 2002-2003 academic year, starting this fall. In-state undergraduate students will pay $3,379 per semester, or an increase of 9.7 percent. In-state, full-time graduate students will pay a $400 per semester tuition increase of 9.9 percent. That amount will total $4,433 per semester.

There will be a $53 increase per semester in existing fees for undergraduate students, an increase of just over 10.2 percent since last year. Total undergraduate student fees for full-time undergraduate students will be $574 per semester. Graduate students will pay $50 more in fees per semester, a total of $567 and an increase of 9.7 percent. Such money keeps university academic facilities at the cutting edge and accessible to all members of the university community.

"In constructing this year's budget, we worked hard to minimize increases in tuition, fees, and other costs to students without compromising our commitment to offer high quality educational programs recognized nationally," says NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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